Celery have been shown to be effective in lowering blood pressure, improving the vascular system, and decreasing the suffering of migraines.
The crunchy texture and slightly salty taste of the celery stalk make it a perfect edible decoration to tomato-based cocktails and, when juiced, contribute even more refreshing flavor to any vegetable combination. But there is more to this popular green stalk than simply accessorizing a Bloody Mary; its medicinal properties were so well established in the ancient world that the Greek poet Homer mentions celery in his epic book, The Odyssey.
The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Celery Juice
Protects the Cardiovascular System
Celery Juice Nutrition
Celery is a very good source of vitamin C and fiber when eaten, and a good source of folic acid, potassium, and vitamins B1 and B6. The salty taste comes from celery’s good supply of sodium, which, balanced with potassium, provides the perfect after-workout drink, replacing depleted electrolytes and offsetting muscle cramps and fatigue.
Celery Juice is an excellent source of:
- Vitamin C
- Fibre (when eaten)
- Folic Acid
Celery Juice is a good source of:
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B6
Phytochemicals & Antioxidants in Celery Juice
Celery contains power coumarin compounds; these phytochemicals have been shown to be effective in cancer prevention. These compounds also lower blood pressure, improve the vascular system, and decrease the suffering of migraines.
Preparing for Juicing
Simply break off, rinse and juice—base, leaves, and all.
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Celery Juice Tips
If you are using a centrifugal force type of juicer, always juice the celery last because it is stringy and will clog the side of the basket, reducing juice yield and causing the machine to vibrate.
Picking Perfect Produce
Look for firm, solid stalks with bright green leaves. The more leaves, the better.
Storing Your Produce
Will stay fresh for up to a week in the crisper. Do not soak in water to firm up wilting stalks; this results in a significant loss of nutrients.
Celery juice alone tastes bitter and is usually mixed with carrots or apples. Celery is great for adding a salty taste to any vegetable juices.